The Community Farm raises fruits and vegetables for those in need through sustainable organic farming practices; offers opportunities for community service; and provides a venue for educational and community development programs.
Located in Agua Fria (Cold Spring), a state-designated Traditional Historic Village just south of Santa Fe, the farm is one of the oldest and last remaining farms in Santa Fe County. A rare community asset in the high desert southwest, the farm applies appurtenant water rights to 5 acres of vegetables and over 80 fruit trees.
As a working model of small-scale urban food production, the farm helps volunteers deepen their understanding of where food comes from, the role of agriculture in local food security, and the interconnectedness of the land, our health, and our community.
The farm relies on volunteers from all walks of life, ages, and ability. The farm is totally dependent on the willing hands and hearts of our volunteers – without you the farm couldn’t function! Volunteers gain hands-on knowledge of organic and sustainable farming practices as well as the satisfaction of giving back to the community.
Our Farm is shovel ready and open to all to visit and learn while enjoying the beauty and bounty of agricultural open space in Santa Fe.
The Community Farm Story
The Community Farm was established in the 1950s by native John Stephenson. After serving in World War II and retiring from the Forest Service, he dedicated the operation of the farm to sustainable agriculture and charitable giving. John has been named a Living Treasure by the City of Santa Fe, received a Thousand Points of Light Award from President Clinton, and in 2009 was honored with The Sustainable Santa Fe Lifetime Achievement Award. Today the farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
1829 San Ysidro Crossing
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507